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Headphone question: HD280 vs MDR V6 vs ?

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Hello everyone,

I am upgrading to a new pair of headphones but I am torn on which ones to get. I've been hearing a lot about the two mentioned in the title but can't seem to come up with a clear winner so I though I would turn to you guys.

The cans will mainly be used for listening to classical/movie soundtrack/techno/rock music with some gaming on the side.

Feel free to recommend any other models as well.

PS - I want to keep the price at or below $100 if that's possible.
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AD700's.
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Wow, those look amazing! Thanks!
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post #4 of 8
If classical and movie music are your two primary music genres, then I have no qualms about recommending either the Sennheiser HD555 or a refurb HD595 to you.
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post #5 of 8
Do you want lots of bass? If no, AD700s or HD555s will suit your needs. If yes then look for a pair of ath-m50s, any ultrasone above 550 (hfi or pro), or dt770 80ohm refurbed or on ebay.
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post #6 of 8
My Ultrasone PRO550 makes classical music sound so weird.
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post #7 of 8
Ultrasones aren't exactly analytical. It definitely adds a lot more color to the music than say the hd55s or ad700s.
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Originally Posted by Wararchon;14619406 
Ultrasones aren't exactly analytical. It definitely adds a lot more color to the music than say the hd55s or ad700s.

I find analytical headphones quite fatiguing and far less enjoyable. The HD555 isn't analytical either as it has a certain bit of treble dropoff and is a warm sounding headphone. The AD700 is more sparkly for sure but doesn't do bass any justice.

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